Quickie: ANSYS’ Q3 well ahead of expectations

Quickie: ANSYS’ Q3 well ahead of expectations

We’re on day 4 of no power here in our little slice of (New England) paradise, so this must be short, if there’s any hope of uploading it. More after the earnings call and once Net access is back to normal. ANSYS reported a Q3 that basically blew past its...
Quickie: DS acquires No Magic for MBSE, has mixed Q3

Quickie: DS acquires No Magic for MBSE, has mixed Q3

I’m at AVEVA World Summit this week, so this has to be brief: DS announced earnings today, and as part of that package of news said that it intends to acquire No Magic, a maker of model-based systems engineering and architecture modeling solutions for software...
MuM says things are looking up in Autodesk-land

MuM says things are looking up in Autodesk-land

Germany’s Mensch und Maschine kicked off the PLMish Q3 earnings this morning. Total revenue was €32 million, down 20% as reported, as the company works through the shift from perpetuals to subscriptions in its Autodesk-related business. For the year to date,...
Nemetschek acquires RISA structural engineering software

Nemetschek acquires RISA structural engineering software

The deals just keep coming — and I think AEC may be leading in volume for the year so far. Yesterday, Nemetschek SE announces that it will acquire the assets of RISA Technologies, makers of the eponymous RISA suite of structural engineering software, for $25...
Bentley acquires environmental water modeling software

Bentley acquires environmental water modeling software

I’m at Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure conference in Singapore and there’s so much news to cover. At some point. Right now, I need to tell you that CEO Greg Bentley has announced the acquisition of the water modeling software business of...
Hexagon doubles up, announces 2nd acquisition in a week

Hexagon doubles up, announces 2nd acquisition in a week

In between flights, so this may not even rise to the level of a quickie: Hexagon just announced the acquisition of the dimensional data management, quality planning and analytics technology, called eMMA, from Kronion GmbH. Not surprising, the Kronion team and the eMMA...
Hexagon acquires Luciad for real-time sensor integration

Hexagon acquires Luciad for real-time sensor integration

Hexagon today announced that it has acquired Luciad, a Belgian software company that makes solutions for visualizing and analyzing real-time geospatial data. Luciad was spun out of the University KU Leuven (like LMS and countless others) in 1999 as an open solution...
Quickie: Altair files an S-1, preparing for an IPO

Quickie: Altair files an S-1, preparing for an IPO

What a week. Acquisitions, user conferences and, now, Altair Engineering files for an IPO. You can read the filing paperwork here: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1701732/000119312517299201/d290748ds1.htm A very, very quick read of the highlights shows that...